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9.13.2018

Fund This: 'I Will Make You Mine'

Lynn Chen makes her directorial debut with the sequel to 'Surrogate Valentine' and 'Daylight Savings.'



Here's a film project that could use your crowdfunded generosity.

I was pretty excited to hear about I Will Make You Mine. Not only is it the final installment of a trilogy -- the sequel to the fan favorite indie features Surrogate Valentine and Daylight Savings -- it marks the directorial debut of my good friend Lynn Chen, who also wrote, produces and stars in the film.

2011's Surrogate Valentine and 2012's Daylight Savings, written and directed by Dave Boyle, followed the life, love and friendships of indie musician Goh Nakamura, who played a version of himself. Six years later, I Will Make You Mine shares the perspective of three women who are romantically linked to Goh, as they maneuver in to their 40s and face major life changes.

"I never set out to become a writer, director, or producer," Lynn says. "But somehow this film, about growing older and re-examining our past relationships, called out to me. And I could not have told this particular story at any other time in my life."




The film started shooting last month in Los Angeles, and is currently in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the second half of the shoot in November.

The goal is to raise $30,000, which is extremely modest for a feature film. Funds will not only go toward the November shoot, but also a multitude of post-production costs and beyond.



This film sounds fantastic, and I'm a fan of everyone involved with it. Your generous support can help get it past the finish line. For further information about the film, and to make a donation, head over to Kickstarter.